48-year-old Subash Sahoo made a half-an-hour-documentary titled 'Sebabou' on his 85-year-old mother Sachitra, who lives at Rjabaluria village in Kendrapara district.

"It's a gift to my mother. Her warmth and caring guidance were a contributing factor to whatever success I have achieved so far," Sahoo observed.

Four years back, Sahoo was a recipient of President's award for best audiography at the 57th National Film Awards for Hindi film 'Kaaminey'.

Subash has excelled as a sound recordist in Hindi films. In 2000, he also worked in an English language film "Perfect Husband" as a sync sound recordist.

In 2001, he worked with famous filmmaker Shyam Benegal for the short stories serial 'Sanskrati'. Sahoo also made a documentary film sponsored by the United Nation Development Project (UNDP) ‘Green Summer’ on KBK (Kalahandi, Balangir and Koraput) districts of Odisha in 2008.

On the documentary 'Sebabou', he said, "My mother is a perennial source of inspiration for me. My mother is the central character in the documentary film. It tries to portray the bond between a mother and village girls."

Subash says that as the name of his eldest sister is Seba, everybody addresses her as 'Sebabou' (Seba's mother).

"It’s a typical cultural trait in village life. People often address a woman affixing the name of her eldest child,” said Subash.

“Through the documentary film, I have made an attempt to underline my mother's efforts to preserve the age-old culture and tradition of our village. Many village girls and women learn making rice cakes, sewing and weaving from my mother,” he added.


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